Mike Irving

Mike Irving

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In the era of cloud software, accountants must improve their communication skills

Accountants have always suffered from a poor image. They have traditionally been predicted as dull, aloof and impersonal, and people assume they work on their own without much interference from others. They are typically right brained, methodical people who like details and numbers more than words, but having the ability to communicate well is critical… Continue reading In the era of cloud software, accountants must improve their communication skills

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Don’t let new year goals destabilise growth

A new year inevitably leads to new business goals but what many SME owners don’t realise is that these goals could trigger compulsive behaviours and actually stunt a company’s growth. There are only two types of goals business owners make – objective and subjective – the latter will negatively impact profits and workplace culture. Subjective… Continue reading Don’t let new year goals destabilise growth

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How to build a team of intrapreneurs 

The fastest way to build a team of intrapreneurs – i.e. entrepreneurial types who operate within an organisation they don’t own – is through a recruitment process that doesn’t involve phoning referees listed on CVs. When you’re recruiting, calling a listed referee on a CV will be a waste of time as they will always give a glowing reference. Employers… Continue reading How to build a team of intrapreneurs 

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